Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus pauciflora (Snow Gum)

Eucalyptus pauciflora photo
Snow Gum on the Dead Horse Gap Walk, Kosciusko National Park

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Eucalyptus pauciflora photo
Eucalyptus pauciflora foliage and fruit, Mt Loch, Hotham, Victoria, Australia.

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Eucalyptus pauciflora flowers

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Bark coming off in ribbons of a White Sally Eucalyptus pauciflora. Gundaroo Common, Gundaroo NSW

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Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus pauciflora. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus pauciflora in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Snow Gum

Other Names
White Sally

Tree or mallee. Bark smooth, white to light grey or sometimes brown-red, shedding in irregular patches or strips, giving a mottled appearance, sometimes with 'scribbles'. Adult leaves lanceolate to broadly lanceolate or narrowly ovate; lateral veins distinct, usually almost parallel with midrib. Umbels 7-15-flowered; peduncle flattened or angular. Buds clavate or ovoid, sometimes angular; operculum hemispherical or conical; hypanthium obconical. Fruits hemispherical, subglobular, pyriform or obconical, rarely angled or ribbed; valves 3 or 4, level or included. Seeds black.

Grows usually on mountains and tablelands.

Occurs widely from near the Qld-N.S.W. border southwards through N.S.W. and Vic. to near Mt Gambier in S.A., and in Tas.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 4m - 20m

Common Name:Snow Gum

Relatives in same Genus
  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
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